Several Saddle Brook NJ Teenagers Caught with Pot, Arrested for Marijuana Possession
By Travis Tormey posted in Drug Charges on Wednesday, September 4, 2013
A 17-year-old boy was arrested by Saddle Brook police after a sergeant found him in possession of several small bags of pot, a digital scale, and $1,000.00 in cash.
The sergeant was patrolling the property of the Saddle Brook Center off Route 46 when he spotted the minor in a 2009 Ford parked near McDonalds.
The sergeant approached the vehicle and saw the minor sharing a marijuana blunt with a girl who was also sitting in the car. The sergeant also saw Ziploc bags of marijuana in open view.
The boy was taken into custody and served juvenile complaints for possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Additionally, police confiscated the cash.
The girl found using marijuana in the car was taken to police headquarters and released to a guardian.
Later the same night, the Saddle Brook sergeant arrested five (5) more teenagers after finding them with marijuana in a parked 2013 Pontiac.
In New Jersey, marijuana possession is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a). An adult charged under this statute could be sentenced to up to six (6) months in jail for possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana. However, because the standard is different for juvenile charges, the teenagers arrested in Saddle Brook could be subject to more lenient juvenile sentencing. This could include probation, community service, or rehab programs. Ultimately, it will be up to the juvenile court judge to determine what is in “the best interests of the child.”
For more information, see the CliffviewPilot.com article entitled “Saddle Brook Police: Dealer, 17, Five Users Arrested.“